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    Global English language testing - the world crisis and its impact?

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    How do people react in a crisis? Trillions have been wiped from corporate and

    governments and many businesses are at the edge or have collapsed. How do current students and immigrants react in times of stress: Panic Loss of confidence Highly charged emotion Hi mobility and willingness to travel Survival becomes more important

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    Trigger for global stress?2008 October bank bailouts by the UK and US in billions of dollar equivalents.

    Green indicates annual GDP in 2008

    Pink indicates government spending,

    Grey indicates bank rescue payments up to Oct 2008

    Sources: IMF (International Monetary Fund Report December 2008) and Wikipedia

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:UK_US_2008_October_bank_bailouts.png

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    Trigger for global stress?

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    Maslows Hierarchy of Needs

    Sources: IMF (International Monetary Fund Report December 2008) and Wikipedia

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs.svg

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    What does this mean for migration agents and IELTS?

    Increased demand!

    IELTS is key to many global immigration authorities such as:NZIS (New Zealand Immigration)

    DIAC (student and skilled immigration)

    Canadian Immigration (CIC)

    UK Home Office (Tier 1 and 2 visas)

    US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS)

    Netherlands Immigration (study visas)

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    Couple a financial crisis with growing population?

    Source: United Nations 2004 revised population database, medium variant projections

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    So what has this got to do with English language testing and migration agents?

    IELTS is globally recognized

    It supports applications to reputable education institutions

    A proven track record after 20 years underpins values of integrity and reliability

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    Global acceptance one test for many countries and many purposes

    IELTS is trusted and accepted by over 6,000 education institutions and organisations worldwide.

    Institutes of further and higher education: Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa,

    the United Kingdom, United States and many other countries worldwide

    In the USA, IELTS is accepted by over 2,000 institutions including Harvard, Yale and Princeton

    Exit test at Hong Kong universities

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    Professional bodies: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and USA

    Immigration authorities: Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK

    Government agencies and departments: Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, UK, USA

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    Why IELTS? High-level of security protocols

    Globally accessible

    Globally portable results

    Recognized by more than 6,000organizations globally

    More than 2,000 in the USA

    Highly trained Examiners and staff.

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    A global test for a modern worldIELTS is a truly international test in every aspect

    The IELTS international partnership British Council IDP:IELTS Australia University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

    Test production - item writers in Australia, New Zealand, UK and the U.S.

    Test content sourced globally, covering all the main national varieties of English

    Test delivery Available in over 120 countries

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    The Growth of IELTS

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    IELTS Test Format

    Academic Test

    - for entry to universities, colleges

    - for professional registration

    General Training Test

    - for immigration

    - for work or study not at a degree level

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    IELTS Test FormatListening

    30 minutes, 4 sections, 40 items

    General Training Reading60 minutes, 3 sections, 40 items

    Academic Reading60 minutes, 3 sections, 40 items

    General Training Writing60 minutes, 2 tasks

    Academic Writing60 minutes, 2 tasks

    Speaking11 - 14 minutes, 3 parts

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    Global Candidature Breakdown (Academic and General Training

    2007/08)

    Academic75.2%

    General24.8%

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    Destination of Candidates (Academic) 2008

    Australia

    UK

    USA

    Canada

    New Zealand

    Ireland

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    Destination of Candidates (General Training) 2008

    Australia

    Canada

    UK

    New Zealand

    USA

    Ireland

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    Reason for taking IELTS (Academic)2008

    Higher education extended course

    Training/work experience

    Immigration

    Registration as a nurse (incl. CGFNS)

    Employment

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    Reason for taking IELTS (General Training)2007

    Immigration

    Employment

    Higher education extended course

    Training/work experience

    Personal reason

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    Mean band score of candidates by Nationality (Academic) - 2007

    Country L R W S Overall

    China 5.45 5.76 5.12 5.26 5.45

    India 6.19 5.72 5.62 5.93 5.97

    Pakistan 5.73 5.45 5.38 5.72 5.68

    Hong Kong 6.73 6.74 5.90 5.99 6.40

    Philippines 6.75 6.36 6.17 6.76 6.58

    UAE 4.88 4.96 4.81 5.42 5.10

    Korea 5.86 5.88 5.24 5.61 5.71

    Bangladesh 5.55 5.31 5.39 5.59 5.55

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    Mean band score of candidates by Nationality (GT) - 2007

    Country L R W S Overall

    China 5.84 5.85 5.53 5.74 5.77

    India 6.06 5.45 5.69 6.07 5.91

    Pakistan 5.96 5.49 5.87 6.35 6.00

    Hong Kong 6.14 6.06 5.69 6.00 6.00

    Philippines 5.99 5.51 5.91 6.24 6.05

    UAE 4.44 4.02 4.24 5.06 4.53

    Korea 5.28 5.20 4.95 5.21 5.21

    Bangladesh 5.65 5.17 5.54 6.08 5.70

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    Accessible and Convenient

    Available in over 500 locations across 121 countries and territories

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    Accessible and convenient

    Candidates can choose from up to 4 test dates each month Results available 13 days after the test Test fee payable in local currency Wide range of practice materials to help prepare for the test One personal copy of Test Report Form to candidate Up to five Report Forms sent free to receiving organisations Personal and friendly service from our test centre staff

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    Thank you for your time

    Questions?

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    Thank you!

    Adrian ArmitageGlobal Marketing Manager - IELTS

    adrian.armitage@idp.comand

    Mary Lou HaymanRegional Manager IELTS

    marylou.hayman@idp.com

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    How do people react in a crisis?Trigger for global stress?Trigger for global stress?Maslows Hierarchy of NeedsA global test for a modern worldGlobal Candidature Breakdown (Academic and General Training 2007/08)Destination of Candidates (Academic) 2008Destination of Candidates (General Training) 2008Reason for taking IELTS (Academic)2008Reason for taking IELTS (General Training)2007Mean band score of candidates by Nationality (Academic) - 2007Mean band score of candidates by Nationality (GT) - 2007Accessible and convenient